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08-27-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,715
Posted By AlmostTrick

I prefer avid cyclist.

I prefer avid cyclist.
08-26-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 659
Posted By AlmostTrick

I've enjoyed working with colors on my model...

I've enjoyed working with colors on my model rockets, and orange on white was always a favorite. My plan is to refinish my Nashbar road bike in gloss white, with orange and black graphics similar to...
08-25-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 659
Posted By AlmostTrick

Anything but matt black. *yawn* White with...

Anything but matt black. *yawn*

White with purple would be fine, but white with orange would be my preference. (since you asked) Color preference is a personal thing... do you! (and post pics!)
08-25-21, 04:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,360
Posted By AlmostTrick

I use a helmet mount Third eye, or an eye glass...

I use a helmet mount Third eye, or an eye glass mount for when I don't wear a helmet. It takes a bit to position it correctly, and also to get used to it, but once you do it's very helpful and...
08-24-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,152
Posted By AlmostTrick

A good baseline fitness is important for normal...

A good baseline fitness is important for normal everyday life, not just cycling or other sports. Especially as we age, it is wise to build / maintain strength in all areas to help prevent falls that...
08-23-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,152
Posted By AlmostTrick

All this "push ups don't matter" is silly. Anyone...

All this "push ups don't matter" is silly. Anyone who is in good shape can do plenty. (whether they care or not) Same with squats. Would you say someone who didn't have the stamina to ride a bike for...
08-18-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By AlmostTrick

Emergency Braking

How often have you found yourself in a situation that requires maximum, or near maximum braking to avoid (or lessen the damage of) a crash or collision? Tell us the details about one of these...
08-18-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 519
Posted By AlmostTrick

I too believe you'll be fine, as long as you are...

I too believe you'll be fine, as long as you are comfortable on your bike. Longer rides are really just a matter of pacing yourself and staying hydrated and fueled. Do this and the only thing that...
08-17-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 433
Posted By AlmostTrick

I have 28mm Grand Bois tires on a fixed gear...

I have 28mm Grand Bois tires on a fixed gear bike. The rear wheel gets flipped around depending on which gear I want to ride. I've never noticed a difference (and have ridden it in the rain) and...
08-17-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 828
Posted By AlmostTrick

Do center turn lanes increase safety for bicycle riders?

I believe they do if one is riding the road, for reasons already stated: Motorists overtaking cyclists can glide partially into the center lane to provide more buffer, and cyclists can safely use...
08-06-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,154
Posted By AlmostTrick

Do you ever feel sexy on the bike?

Yes. I sometimes get the feeling being described when cycling on busier or higher speed roads in the traffic lanes. Roads where motorists see few to no cyclists. Being in the center of left turn only...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-05-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By AlmostTrick

Profile Elite is another top end heavy duty...

Profile Elite is another top end heavy duty freewheel, but supply seems to be limited at the moment.

In what manner are your BB's failing?
Forum: Foo
07-27-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,522
Posted By AlmostTrick

I would not lease because I only buy vehicles...

I would not lease because I only buy vehicles I'll want keep for a long time. My 2005 ZR2 Blazer was bought new with supplier discount because GM is a client of my company. 16 and a half years later...
07-27-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,080
Posted By AlmostTrick

I have a few times. Most are low end big box...

I have a few times. Most are low end big box store bikes, and by the end of the auction they were selling them at $5-10 for a group of 3. I have bought a few bike store brands and Chicago built...
Forum: Foo
07-27-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,074
Posted By AlmostTrick

After school and then marriage, my friends and I...

After school and then marriage, my friends and I drifted apart rather quickly. I have long since had only one close friend who I discuss deeply personal matters and do things with. Not just martial...
07-23-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By AlmostTrick

After many decades of working on bikes this is...

After many decades of working on bikes this is the first time seeing this for me too. Thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,714
Posted By AlmostTrick

Thanks. I asked because obviously all lights are...

Thanks. I asked because obviously all lights are not the same, and none are the sun. So a test may have any amount of relevance to the actual sunlight we ride in.

Like most cyclists I notice that...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,714
Posted By AlmostTrick

What is this "simulated sunlight" you speak of?...

What is this "simulated sunlight" you speak of? Do you ever cycle under it? Also, do you never come to a stop at any time during a ride?

...
07-23-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By AlmostTrick

Exactly, it's a perfectly fine bike at it's price...

Exactly, it's a perfectly fine bike at it's price point. The point is that at the cost of a "real" Escape, there is little or no money to be made by making / selling a fake one.
07-22-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,130
Posted By AlmostTrick

I bought my first road bike about 1975 at 15...

I bought my first road bike about 1975 at 15 years old, a Raleigh Record that I believe cost around $130. Compared to my buddies Varsity it was a featherweight as you can clearly see. :lol: But then...
Forum: Foo
07-22-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,895
Posted By AlmostTrick

Reminiscing... ...

Reminiscing...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lE6sme7SHj8
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,792
Posted By AlmostTrick

If you are ever riding in a position where you...

If you are ever riding in a position where you can't easily see and avoid road hazards on your own maybe that's not all that safe to begin with.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,370
Posted By AlmostTrick

Since I have to see if it's clear with my own...

Since I have to see if it's clear with my own eyes before I'm crossing I find the clear call out unhelpful and unnecessary.
07-16-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,286
Posted By AlmostTrick

"Assault occurs when one person intentionally...

"Assault occurs when one person intentionally causes another person to believe that he is in imminent danger of being the victim of harmful or offensive contact, in other words, the person must fear...
07-16-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,286
Posted By AlmostTrick

No, unless the driver aimed their vehicle at me,...

No, unless the driver aimed their vehicle at me, pulled out a weapon, threw something at me, etc. The main thing here is remaining calm and not allowing their behavior to cause you to crash.

I...
07-12-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,440
Posted By AlmostTrick

Better that you found out now than the hard way...

Better that you found out now than the hard way later! Best wishes.
07-12-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By AlmostTrick

Back in the 60's Dad brought home a set of these...

Back in the 60's Dad brought home a set of these for my brother and I. Mom took one look and made him take 'em back!

No problem, we soon learned how to ride a proper wheelie.
Forum: Commuting
07-12-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,844
Posted By AlmostTrick

I really don't see how a fancier bike than what...

I really don't see how a fancier bike than what you already have is going to net you much.

But if you need an excuse to get a new bike then yeah, this might as well be it. :thumb:

Just start...
07-12-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,116
Posted By AlmostTrick

Agreed. Even if the chain ring was worn the pitch...

Agreed. Even if the chain ring was worn the pitch wouldn't change and the correct chain would still fit the teeth.

I say correct chain because a 3/32 chain on a 1/8 inch ring will look like what...
07-07-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 13
Nbd
Views: 842
Posted By AlmostTrick

Never mind the saddle angle, what about the...

Never mind the saddle angle, what about the height? Do you actually need it that high?

Great colors, and the gum walls rock too. :thumb:
07-01-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,022
Posted By AlmostTrick

Outstanding achievement, it's so nice to see a...

Outstanding achievement, it's so nice to see a woman beat the men.

I had a neighbor who was crew chief for his Dad's 4x mixed relay team a few years back. Dad was riding RAAM at 80 years old!...
06-29-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,334
Posted By AlmostTrick

I yell at the dog(s) and stop or slow. Climbing a...

I yell at the dog(s) and stop or slow. Climbing a hill at 9 mph means even if you hit the gas almost any dog will catch you. You won't be able to speed up enough to ensure a clean get away. The...
06-29-21, 08:07 PM
06-29-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,566
Posted By AlmostTrick

Seems like a perfect opportunity to post this...

Seems like a perfect opportunity to post this most excellent song/video. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muUZjovOFRg
06-29-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 6,003
Posted By AlmostTrick

Forum members have finally reached a consensus on...

Forum members have finally reached a consensus on how steering / counter steering works on bikes.
06-28-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,865
Posted By AlmostTrick

Heavy bikes give you a better workout.

Heavy bikes give you a better workout.
06-28-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,184
Posted By AlmostTrick

The problem isn't your kit or even your socks....

The problem isn't your kit or even your socks. It's that you are all by yourself. No sense wasting my energy if I can't smoke the entire peloton.
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By AlmostTrick

"Collectors" only want a dirty, untouched bike...

"Collectors" only want a dirty, untouched bike because they don't want to pay market price for a clean, ready to ride bike. To get the most out of your sales you're not targeting them. You want the...
06-25-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,960
Posted By AlmostTrick

The non movable steerer shows that bar position...

The non movable steerer shows that bar position is the main tool for turning, or even just maintaining balancing. That's why you can lean all you want on the bike, or have an unbalanced load, and...
06-24-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,960
Posted By AlmostTrick

You're confusing counter steering (briefly...

You're confusing counter steering (briefly turning the bars opposite the direction you want to turn) with applying pressure to prevent the bars from returning to straight ahead position once in a...
06-24-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,960
Posted By AlmostTrick

Right. Moving the bars by hand can overpower any...

Right. Moving the bars by hand can overpower any body weight shifting, while the reverse is not true. You'd think someone who can't ride for miles without hands on bars would get this.
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By AlmostTrick

Condition is everything on these bikes. Need to...

Condition is everything on these bikes. Need to see. Also how original is it?
06-24-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,275
Posted By AlmostTrick

Mine was $20, plus some already in shop spray...

Mine was $20, plus some already in shop spray paint.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/truing_stand_857c690139686acec856158a3f6776781ccf0552.jpg
06-24-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,559
Posted By AlmostTrick

We're on the island of misfit toys, here we don't...

We're on the island of misfit toys, here we don't want to stay...
Forum: Foo
06-23-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,257
Posted By AlmostTrick

No "downshifting" for me. Just the normal braking...

No "downshifting" for me. Just the normal braking effect when easing off or releasing the throttle is what I enjoy. Much more so than an auto. My clutches last forever. I only had to change one on...
06-23-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,559
Posted By AlmostTrick

Why so defensive? I think LDL was merely posting...

Why so defensive? I think LDL was merely posting helpful info for the OP.
06-23-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,559
Posted By AlmostTrick

I use the traffic lane as often as possible, even...

I use the traffic lane as often as possible, even if I'm going to exit it to a side path once through the intersection. Depending on the situation, this may not always be practical so that may mean...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-21, 04:48 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 11,569
Posted By AlmostTrick

Great thread. Thanks, LS!

Great thread. Thanks, LS!
Forum: Foo
06-22-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,257
Posted By AlmostTrick

I'm also a life long manual transmission driver,...

I'm also a life long manual transmission driver, starting with my first car, the Steve McQueen Bullitt fastback Mustang. Bought it in '77 when I was only 17 and still in high school, so it was...
06-21-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,905
Posted By AlmostTrick

The fact that the officer wasted 15 minutes of...

The fact that the officer wasted 15 minutes of his time and didn't even write the OP up kinda blows this theory out of the water.



Never mind wasting officer time attempting to cite all the...
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